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-- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p again. if i am president, i will help to create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. if the president is elected, obamacare will be fully installed. that will mean a whole different life. many will lose their insurance. if i am elected, we will not have obamacare. we will put in place the kind of principles i put in place i
. >> he laid out a very clear choice and a big choice. that's what this election is about. >> reporter: the candidates sparred on key issues this election, taxes, job growth and medicare. >> i'd rather have a private plan. i'd just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care i can have. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. >> reporter: even advisers to president obama admit romney did well. >> i give him credit for a strong performance. >> reporter: the debate was one of the most substantive in recent history. now democrats hope to seize on the details to attack romney moving forward. >> are we going to hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent positions? yes, we're going to do that. >> reporter: obama's campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion in tax cuts favoring the wealthy. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 tr
. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying the his big idea is never mind. >> my priority is jobs. there's nothing better. having more people working, earning more money, paying more taxes. that's the most efficient way to get this budget balanced. >> reporter: romney knead the case he would be -- made the case he would be better at creating jobs. >> does anybody think the big problem we had was there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? >> we have to have regulation of wall street. but i wouldn't designate five banks as too big to fail. this is the biggest kiss given to new york banks. >> reporter: onto healthcare, romney returned his recurring theme, calling obamacare a job-killer. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: the president argued that romney must have liked healthcare reform at some point. >> the irony is that we've seen this model work
before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle cl
2 news. >>> in election news this morning republican presidential nominee mitt romney is talking about his controversial comments on the 47%. >> i was completely wrong. and i believe however that my life has shown that i care about it 100%. >> video surfaced of romney showing nearly half of americans americans are victims depending on the government. the obama campaign is regrouping following wednesday's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. >>> time now about 5:07. let's go to sal. people are getting out the door. or are we feeling friday light? >> we haven't had friday light in awhile. i really don't think we will have it today, but i hope i'm wrong about that. right now it's ligh
at the university of denver for the first of three debates before election day. it could be a pivotal night for what polls are suggesting is a very tight race for the white house. >> reporter: in many ways, the debate has taken over the university of denver campus. security is tight around the debate hall. thousands of students and faculty will take in history. >> i'm just hoping questions are answered and i can be more informed when i vote. that's what i'm looking for. >> i'm very interested in what obama and romney will say, especially about like obamacare, the health care and all that. >> reporter: the debate will take place inside maggens arena, moderated by jim leher. after mitt romney is trailing in the polls, many expect him to come out swinging. >> i think he needs to fight a little bit. obviously, he's not the kind who will play dirty, but i think step it up a little. >> i think you're going to see both sides with as much fire as they possibly have, you know. you're going to see both sides come in with their a game. >> reporter: some debates have more impact than others, but with the polls
for continuing election cove ram. at 10:25, we delve deeper into the question of which candidate won tonight's debate, with some non-partisan opinions. then reaction from bay area democrats and republicans. what voters on both sides can agree on. and on ktvu.com, you'll find a tab dedicated to tonight's debate with more video. >>> what a finish the oakland a's have capped a storybook season with an improbable winning streak. tonight, the oakland a's, are champion of the american league west. the a's needed a big comeback, but that is the story of the season, after a slow start at  the beginning of the season, the a's really turned it on in the 2nd half, ultimately sweeping the angels to win the west. it was their first division crown in two years, and few people saw it coming. ken wayne is live now at the coliseum, with fans who are still celebrating. >> reporter: there is one word used to describe this year's oakland a's. a-mazing. the players took a victory lap to thank the fans who stuck with them. >> the best team forever. we're so happy to be in the playoffs! >> reporter: coming out o
will count. fumbles can be bad news. >> it is very few that elections will not win with a debit but many have lost that have not had victory of debate. >> the debate countdown continues tonight. coming up at 5:30 we will speak with our political analyst political analystyaki however, reflect to know what you think your on our facebook fan page. with president obama, and mitt romney i will be reading some of your comments from your facebook fan page. our fan page. this police record of exactly what happened. this 18 year-old was shot to death in the month of may. and they had no choice but to open fire however, this civil rights attorney told kron 4 haazig madyun that this could raise some serious questions. >> this officer pointed the firearm and he heard 3-4 different gun shots. >> there is conflict in the testimony that the state was given. >> the oakland police department has released the crime report of 18 year-old bluuferd, the statement from the witnesses of the scene are raising red flags. >> on the on september statements that there was gunfire. perhaps that the 18 year-old fired gunf
voters will cast their ballots before election day. election officials confirmed the request for absentee ballots in some areas are already up 30% over 2008. >>> he illustrated cartoon bombs, a bright red line and a warning to the world. a warning about iran. today israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu described his fears about iran producing a nuclear bomb. now, the international community is reacting. danielle lee has our story. >>> from a fight over the west bank to fears about a nuclear program. benjamin netanyahu spoke at the united nations. >> a great battle is being raged. >> reporter: just one day after mahmoud ahmadinejad accused the u.s. and the west of intimidation. >> a red line should be drawn right here before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: israel and the west suspect iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, and fear the impact on the region. so far, diplomatic efforts to stop iran who called this program peaceful have been unsuccessful. netanyahu also spoke directly to mahmoud abbas. >> we won't solve our conf
. >> and jetblue makes an offer for those who may not like the way the election turns out. >> all of that is coming up, and then a bit later on "nightline." >> dan and carolyn, coming up on "nightline" the first showdown as president obama and republican nominee mitt romney takes the stage in denver to face-off in the first presidential debate. so our power house political team will be with us, and they will >>> sky 7hd rescued injured hiker who fell 40 feet down this ravine. they used an area ladder truck to drop ropes and pulleys to the woman below. they then pulled her up in the safety basket. the hiker suffered injuries. >>> a convicted embezzler is back after almost two weeks on the run. jay shaw faces 45 years in prison for his role in the dark prince real estate scam. it involves three condos at san francisco's exclusive rine con hill -- rincon hill highrise. they transferred the condos to the shell corporations and took out loans on the property. >>> another twist in the gender discrimination case at the top venture capital firm. she has been terminated from the firm. the firm says she is s
to win the presidency. if the election was held today, president barack obama would win at least 271 electoral votes. mitt romney, according to the study would win 206 electoral votes. now we wanted out, five weeks of campaigning remain along with three debates before election day. the court could make history and controversial cases could affect the affirmative action and gay marriages. >>> both were sold in northern california. the $28 million jackpot will be split by the red and white store in clear lake oaks. the winning numbers are 3, 4, 27, 30 and the store owners received $70,000 each for selling the tickets. >> an extra 28 million? that would be a nice way to start off the day. sal, i know you would like that too but you already have that much. >> well, i try not to tell everybody, but then i would have to keep coming to work. >> we will play along with it. >> i won but i am still here. >>> good morning, budly, let's go out and take a look at the commute now. traffic is moving well and if you didn't win the lottery and you have to go to work there could be worse things. no ma
. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us as elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight, but i do believe there's going to be some disruption. so we are hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: the city council meeting is proceeding as planned. but just outside the doors, there are confrontations with police. i wouldn't call them clashes right now but police are trying to shut down the cops standing guard right now. but police a couple dozen of them, there are about 100 protestors and more security guards here, as well. as for that report that i mentioned at the beginning of this from alan blueford's family they have been expecting the d.a. to release a report, the attorney representing the family says the report was released within the last hour. we'll definitely bring you the details. suffice to say this started about a beef about that report but it has grown as the city council has decided to curtail and turn people away as folks have been trying to attend the meeting toda
the november presidential election. >>> this appeared to be a case of mistaken identity and it may actually have been an assassination attempt on americans. they fired into an suv and the associated press reports as evidence a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded that ambush. two cia agents were wounded in that attack. in the meantime fbi are investigating the killing of two border patrol agents. they were investigating those near arizona. so far no arrests have been made but authorities suspect more than one percent fired at those agents. >>> it boil -- emotions boiled over at oakland city hall last night. >> can you remove those protesters who will not sit down and refuse to take their seats. >> they say the shooting of alan blueford was unwarranted and unjustified. alan blueford's mother demanded the police report. >> you can turn away from me and act like it don't matter. alan blueford is gone. >> they gave the report to the alan blueford family but that report still leaves many unanswered questions. but they maintain alan blueford pointed a gun at an officer. >>> i think
for 25 years. i have no idea what you are talking about. >> five weeks before the election, he is saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individua
lines. >> it has been months since you the ride on this tax plan. now five months before the election you are stating never mind. >> president obama came out strong and responded. >> i have been in business for 25 years and i have no idea what you are talking about. >> critics say that obama seemed to meet and that he took too many punches. today the president was trying to rebound and he accused romney. the fellow less i say that he had no clue about that. >> and the crowd and the canada its. i know this will be a close battle and i need to when colorado. if i do i when the white house. >> ithe president will adjust and he will have a change in style at the next debate. >> kron 4 political analyst is joining us now. >> all i can set is that. i do not know where president obama was last night when he was not there in denver. whatever that means. i think the president has a lot of work to do. mitt romney change the race last night whether anyone wants to acknowledge it or not. it will be very interesting to see what the polls will say. he may get about a 3 to 5% bought. >> historically
last month exceeded $150 million. that's more money raised than any other campaign this election cycle. the obama camp declined to comment on the numbers. there's no word yet on how much money mitt romney raised. the deadline to report the official numbers to the federal elections commission is october 20th. >>> the moderator for this week's presidential debate is defending himself, after receiving much criticism about his performance. some faulted faulted jim -- for letting candidates go over time. he says he feels like he accomplished his goal. >>> tensions are escalating after violence in syria continues to spill over its border into turkey. turkish troops today returned fire after another mortar shell from syria landed on turkish soil in a rural area along the border. no one was hurt. but this comes after turkish forces were deployed along the border earlier this week, after a shell fired from syria killed five turkish civilians. >>> unemployment reaches a level we haven't seen in almost four years. the fuel today's numbers are adding to the political fire. >> and giants fans . >>>
ahead of the u.s. presidential election. >> reporter: israel's rhetorical red line. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> reporter: became a literal one as prime minister benjamin netanyahu took to the u.n. general assembly with a red marker and a chart of what he says is iran's progress towards developing nuclear weapons. >> red lines don't lead to war. red lines prevent war, and i believe that faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. >> reporter: the prime minister's speech put in stark relief the differences between how the u.s. and israel view the threat of a nuclear iran. >> a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: while president obama says he will not allow iran to gain nuclear weapons, he hasn't publicly declared a point of no return. that boundary may commit the u.s. to take military action. israel cannot destroy iran's nuclear installations without u.s. military support. secretary of state hillary clinton met one on one with netanyahu telling him to give diplomacy and financial pressure a chance to slow down iran's progress. >>
until the election some 60 million people are expected to tune in. former republican candidate rick santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later, you think politics can get ugly. try the "american idol" judging table. an ugly moment during an "american idol" audition. nicki minaj apparently losing it over her fellow judge and fellow diva mariah carey. a lot of people saw this one coming. we'll have more on that story. >> we want to begin over at news desk. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, david and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> american airlines is
, we've got one more report to go before the november election which will come out right before election day. and the white house watches these numbers so carefully. they get nervous days in advance about them. they knew these numbers yesterday. so they had to be happy then even though they were having a terrible day out on the campaign trail because of the way that the president's performance in the debate wednesday night. >> nancy, i want to ask you something that jack welch, former ceo of general electric tweeted this morning. he is a romney supporter. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. we've had a response from the labor secretary, hilda solis, who called that ludicrous. this will become a political issue now as to whether these numbers -- as to whether they cooked the books. >> reporter: that's right, norah. the obama said they basically did not want to dignify it with a response. it is getting a lot of pickup. so much so that hida solis is responding to it and some republicans as well are sa
will not decide the election in iowa early voting already underway. this is yesterday in iowa city, 32 other state as will you early voting, including california in 2008, 30% of all votes were cast before election day either by mail or in person. that percentage is expected to be higher this year. >>> congressman todd akin is running for senate in missouri his opponent is incumbent claire mccaskill the two recently debated after he told a newspaper mccaskill was aggressive towards him he said she was more ladylike in her 2006 election than this time around. several democrats are calling the comments demeaning to women. >>> apple's ceo tim cook apologizes for problems with the new map app. apple ended its partnership with gaggle for its maps to make its own application customers who have the new iphone 5 have not been happy. saying the new app is leading them astray. he recommends users download apps from somewhere else the best idea i think download our abc7 waze app. >> that will work. apple shares taking a beating following that apology jane king joins us with that and more. >> here's the reacti
. an "associated press" poll says if the election were held today, president obama would win 271 votes. mott, 206 i lek troll votes. but more campaigning is to be had along with the presidential debate -- debates. >>> coming up at 7:15, what analysts are saying about the possibility of a major ruling on gay marriage with the supreme court. >>> okay. sal, how are would doing out there? >> we're doing okay. we've had a couple of things even though the crashes have not been all that significant. let's take a look at the bay bridge. the traffic looks good. still covering that accident in san francisco at the fremont street exit. it is mostly affecting the traffic but not the bridge traffic. we've a couple of minor accidents. the most major 580 and traffic is backed up big time getting into livermore. if you are driving in livermore, 280, there was an earlier crash there. san mateo and come bar ton bridge -- dumbarton bridge look good. the interstate at 280, kind of off to a slow start. you can see in downtown, slow traffic getting around the corner into the west valley. >>> let's go to steve. >> all ri
share of critics through the years. he got off to a rocky start in 2007 when he won the election by just three votes, only to have to lead the city through bankruptcy a short time later. in 2009, the mayor's controversial remarks about gays drew national attention. and most recently he's come under fire for five officer-involved shootings. police confirm they're looking into the possibility the fire was an act of domestic terrorism. >> there is certainly a possibility in a the mayor, being the mayor, might have been targeted based upon his position as a public official. >> we know it was an intentional act. we've taken the evidence to a lab. >> reporter: the mayor was in tears saturday morning as he suited up in fire gear and toured the damage. but he says today is a new day and he's more determined than ever to keep going. >> acts of vandalism or criminal conduct. on the contrary. the only strength in my resolve to continue to do what is right and good as mayor of this city, i am steadfast in my commitment to continue doing what i believe is necessary to serve all of the citizens of thi
romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the triple crown since boston's carl yastrzemski in 1967. >>> police in chicago are searching for those responsible for a marijuana farm the size of two football fields. >>> looked like a home invasion at ashton kuch kutcher's hollywood home turned out to be a hoax. he wasn't there. >>> the baseball world, a.l. western division championship! >> republican candidate currently running for president? >> snooki. >> and all that
on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accountable for the past. >> both candidates know that every question counts and from those it can be costly. >> very few will win an election but quite a few also lost. >> what happens tonight could decide what happens on november 6th. >> as a reminder, go to our new channel. comcast 193 for the latest news, weather and traffic updates and to watch all the presidential speeches. uninterrupted. and on digital 4.2. that is tonight at 6:00 p.m. we will take a quick break. much more coming up. (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. this man is strong f look carefully this man is squatting tone using the bathroom. but this is not just any garden this is the sunken garden at harvey milk plaza. in the castro section of san francisco. in fact, the entire party mill plaza has been taken over by
running on this tax plan. and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind! and the fact is if you are lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. >> according to a poll by cnn, 67% of americans believe that mitt romney won the first debate. that's compared to 25% who think president obama won. this poll from cnn only asked 430 registered voters. kron4 asked people over facebook. 59 those responding said president obama won, 29% said mitt romney won. 6% believed it was a tie. 5% did not care. team comprehend of the debate continues. parties were held all over the bay area tonight, first to supporters of president obama. >> reporter: nearly 600 people packed temple nightclub wednesday to watch president obama face off wednesday mitt romney. the debate was played on four jumbo screens. the club was at capacity, so some had to wait outside until the crowd inside t
a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason t
raise the risk of depression and suicide in young people. >>> in election 2012 news, we're three days away from the first presidential debate. president obama will head from washington to nevada. he has a campaign stop at a las vegas high school. he is going to stay in nevada before traveling to denver on wednesday. republican challenger mitt romney is spending the weekend cramming for the debate. political analysts say he needs a strong showing with recent polls showing him losing ground to the president in battleground states. >>> the university of denver is preparing to host that debate. it is going to focus on domestic policy and it will be mod rated by jim lehrer. two more presidential debates will be held on the 16th and 22. you can of course watch those debates live here on ktvu channel 2. coverage begins at 6:00. >>> while the election is on tuesday, november 6, some voters have already cast their ballots. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. iowa began last week. ohio starts tuesday. volunteers from the obama and romney camps are canvassing
. 270 are required to win the presidency. if the election was held today, they would win 271 electoral votes. but according to this study he will win 26 leg tore roll votes but there are three of five weeks remaining including wednesday before the election day. >>> well, is the u.s. supreme court about to make history with a ruling on gay marriage, coming up, the hot issues the court could take up as a new term begins today and how the presidential race could be affected. >>> two winning tickets for the lotto drawing were sold at the ocean supermarket in milpitas and the red and white store. the winning numbers 3, 4, 30, 39 with a meganumber and they will receive a lot of money for several the tickets. sal, how is it going? >> well, we are hoping it will stay uneventful, but let's stay positive and right now it looks good. it is getting more crowded as you head out to the mcarthur maze and get over to the bay bridge toll plaza. no major problems so far and it is getting more crowded at the bay bridge toll plaza as well. they are not filling up 0 but if you are driving 880 north and fre
and norah? >> the president's hope for re-election, he is preparing for the debate in henderson, nevada, outside las vegas. and he made a surprise visit monday to a local campaign office and also called several volunteers on the phone to say thank you for helping his re-election effort. >> everything you do ends up making a huge difference in us being able to win nevada and win the election. so, just keep it up. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance. white house press corps was chuckling yesterday when they tried to argue that the president's tendency toward answers may be a liability in a debate where candidates are expected to be succinct. they're also arguing that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practi
. the details in less than five minutes. stay with us. >>> decision 2012. the election is just 35 days away. the next big moment is tomorrow, the big debate. the "wall street journal" poll shows 38% of people say these debates will be important. that's up from 2004 when 31% said the debates could sway their vote. today both president obama and governor romney stayed out of the spotlight. instead, preparing for their debate. but their running mates hit the trail in swing states. vice president biden said team romney would hike middle class taxes, while congressman ryan swung back. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class has been buried the last four years. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> the university of denver will host the debate tomorrow. you can watch it here live on nbc bay area. the topic for this first debate is domestic policy around the moderator is jim lehr. >>> a massive recall for a list of popular peanut butter brands is expanding tonight. new mexico-based sunland is now adding more store bran
for the possibility of trouble. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us and the elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight but i believe there will be some disruption. so we're hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: security personnel tell us they have quadrupled their staff. there will be police officers here, as well. and the security guard also tells us the public will not be allowed on the balcony. now, that hasn't been formally announced yet but that's just from the security guard. that would cut the crowd down by half. people will be directed to overflow oms that are being prepared right now. we will stay tuned. we'll monitor that crowd that's going to arrive here at city hall and bring you the latest as it develops. reporting live at oakland city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> campaign 2012 the presidential candidates cramming for their first face- off. the outcome of tomorrow's debate this denver could help decide the election. but cbs 5 political reporter grace lee says neither s
can be costly. and quite a few people have lost elections because of the poor debate. you can sit on art 247 news and weather channel comcast's 193 as well as digital 4.2. >> a quick break is 7:26 a.m. and a live look outside as we check out where the a's are hoping to wrap it all up this afternoon around 1230 or so. they will play the rangers for the last of the season and if they win that they clinched the title. we will keep our fingers crossed, we will be right back. mçó4+y?i ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look...is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ introducing a stunning work of technology. ♪ introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> lets talk about the weather. will be as hot as it was yesterday? >> in node not by the stretch the imagination. are warmer spots only in the low 90s. we will see closed clear skies and sunshine today. as we head into tomorrow we will continue with the cool down with the warm spots only climbing into the upper 70's. we have changes ahead and potentially some sprinkles and the forecas
relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> my priority is jobs. there's nothing better for getting us to a balanced budget than having more people working, earning more money, paying more taxes. that's by far
was important, there are still four more weeks of campaigning before elections. we have more on the presidential debate on our website ktvu channel 2 morning news including a fact check of some of the statements that were made last night. you can find it on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> dna has matched the discovery of a foot to a missing camper. now fishermen found a section of a foot three weeks later. tests matched mchenry and they say there is still a remote possibility he is still alive. >>> they are set to be awarded in an upcoming trial over the san bruno explosion. they say the company should not have to pay damages because they were not aware it posed a risk to public safety. any fines would be in addition to and they will pay victims of the 2010 explosion. the judge is set to rule later this month. it is early but we need to check in with sal. >> this is a problem that is affecting the trash right in the hidel of the whole system. so there are delays from rip month to fremont -- richmond to fremont because of a maintenance vehicle because they are stuck in a place where they are not
7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and there is a lot going on. >> a lot going on. >> uh-huh. >> you always warn drivers to be careful. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> keep your eyes on the road. we keep our eyes on sal. >> traffic is doing
and we have great faith this is a political ploy. >> last election when john mccain was talking about the average joe, the big bird thing is blowing up too. >> reporter: here is a list of big bird invitation from saturday night live, piers morgan to morning shows. big bird's boss says with the problems facing the nation it was a stunning, unbelievable moment that focus should fall on public broadcasting. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> google and a group of publishers announced a settlement over diggal copyrights. they scanned -- digital cop rights. they said it -- copyrights. they said they will get to choose which books are included. >>> san francisco authorities apprehended a man who jumped bail after a guilty verdict in a scam. jay shah disappeared last month and was arrested yesterday. he is one of five charged with draining the equity out of three condos by creating flaweddially ownership -- fraudulent ownership documents. >>> it is called called the greed bus. why it rolled into the bay area and who it is targeting in the election. >> and a link b
poll shows the president with the six-point lead. less than six weeks to go until election day. historically, how much impact do these debates have on elections? >> well, they can have a lot of impact. it's a high-profile moment, tens of millions of people watching. as you look at the national number and you look at the spread and you look he battleground state, on the order of seven points that mitt romney has to make up, it's a lot of ground to try to move if you have a smaller pool of undecided voters. that's a big hurdle right now for mitt romney. >> and what do you have coming up on "meet the press" this morning, david? >> the state of the race, governor chris christie, white house adviser david plouffe. >> david gregory, thank you very much. and, jenna, before i throw it to you, let me let you know once again we have a good crowd of soldiers here who have joined us at our location at joint headquarters here in kabul. it's okay to wave. and we're going to be talking to them and let them say hi to the folks at home later in the broadcast. for now, we'll send it back to you.
since 1992. two more to go before election day. >>> investors have some new numbers from washington to consider this morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com is here with the employment report that just came in. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle. stock futures are higher on much better-than-expected news on the jobs front just out this morning. the unemployment rate actually fell to 7.8% last month dropping below 8% for the first time of in almost four years that rate declined because more people found jobs. the labor department says 114,000 jobs were added in september. economists were predicting employers added only 111,000 jobs last month. and that the unemployment rate would edge up to 8.2% from 8.1%. so definitely some better-than- expected news out there on the jobs front. >>> asian markets up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. the kay up .5%, hong kong's hang seng added .5%. >>> on thursday the slightly better-than-expected weekly jobless claims gave the market a lift dow up 80, na
a jump ball and make sure that mitt romney never gets the ball back. >> if the election were held today, an associated press poll shows mr. obama well within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed for a win with ohio and iowa now among the states he would carry. romney would need to quickly gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states where he and the president are competing the hardest. >>> you can see the first debate between mitt romney and president obama right here on abc7. abc news, your voice, your vote. live debate coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. this wednesday. the u.s. supreme court will begin their new term tomorrow and the justices may weigh in on proposition 8. just as clarence thomas and colleagues attended a red mass at the cathedral in washington d.c., the church hosts the annual mass to pray for the judges. the court will hear arguments on october 10th that could further limit or even end affirmative action for college admission. also an appeal to sustain prop 8 could be heard in november. california voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage four years ago. >>> a
to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things. he'd end the iraq war. he did. >> said to be planning
october 8th. it could the supreme court away to its after its november election to announce its decision will be watching for that. >> the time now is 8: 37 will be back and take a break without a more kron 4 news in just a second. break without a more kron 4 news in just a second. what appears on the surface to be an understated example of unequaled american achievement, is actually an extremely sophisticated apparatus of goodness and flavor, bonded together by a perfectly aged, all natural, tasty... gooey... blanket of love. ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh
to describe that in a way people will understand and if they do, i'll get elected. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan is preparing for his debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies we're providing and we're pursuing. at the end of the day, i'm going to go in and be me. >> reporter: we already know where the candidates will be the morning after wednesday's debate. on thursday, romney and ryan will be in virginia. president obama is remaining in colorado for an event there. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> thank you. the boy scouts of america will inform the police and sheriff's offices of the boys who worked in their ranks. the organization has been keeping information for decades. they have been orders to release the files from 1965 to 1985. now a spokesman for the scouts says the order has prompted them to go through the files to report any and all offenders to the police. >>> spanning the globe. facebook's mark zuckerberg met with dmitry medvedev today in the effort to increase facebook's profile. facebook dominates in a majority of countries that use social med
reminding us that november elections are around the corner and leaves are changing color, and retailers are trying to lure us in. but it's triple digits in parts of the bay area. >> pretty much when i got outside, i started sweating. >> reporter: the calendars october, but it doesn't feel like it. >> since it's october, i was hoping for more stormy weather going on. >> reporter: and these guys had to work in it. on top of the hot temperatures, a spare the air day meaning they wouldn't use the power equipment. >> it's october, and it should be like cool temperatures right now. it's crazy. >> reporter: they, like so many of us, have mentally moved on. everywhere you look, we're reminded it's autumn and halloween is this month. people had that mindset in the concord spirit store. >> i like the in between days. i don't like when it's cold or sweaty hot. >> reporter: we need to find you a goldilocks costume. kim carbajal had to try and convince the kids not to wear shorts. >> it's like it will be 97. >> reporter: before we know it, though, the temperatures will catch up to the calendar. >> m
. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinton. >> you're likeable enough. >> reporter: one thing they do agree on. the debate maybe romney's big chance. >> it's hard to be likeable when you're -- >> you've got to know obama really well. there's not a lot of room left on his canvas to paint. mitt romney, he's still got a little white space on his canvas. >> reporter: the president will be spending the first part of the week in nevada. in the meantime, romney will be campaigning in colorado, also a swing state, and playing to the role for him will be ohio sena
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. >>> 7:15. well, in election news, republicans trying to revive president obama's ties to controversy pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be
are riding a special bus around the state and itconnection to the upcoming election, also what facebook and mcdonalds now have in common, it has to do with a certain number. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >>> an encouraging report on the labor market and better sales helped pushing the stock market higher, the government said 367,000 americans south unemployment benefits better than expected, the dow up 76, nasdaq up 13, s&p up 9. today mark zuckerberg announced facebook now has more than 1 billion active users each month. he made the announcement by updating his facebook page status. most is overseas, that is good news amid the difficult times it has been facing since then. >>> a group of activist ta
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